Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana

The Battle of Bennington August 16, 1777

A force of 3,250 white soldiers and their Iroquois allies, battled a military force of brave Anishinabe soldiers near Bennington, Vermont (near Walloomsac which is in New York State and not too far from Bennington, Vermont) on August 16, 1777. Once the battle commenced on August 16, 1777, the English and Germans eventually learned that their Iroquois allies did not have the will to fight against their fellow Anishinabe Native Americans. They soon evacuated the battle to head far away from the coming onslaught against the English and Germans. For quite some time after the battle commenced, the brave Anishinabe soldiers laid a beating on their English and German enemies, until a new relief force of white soldiers arrived (after the Anishinabek had forced the English and Germans to surrender) then resumed the battle against them while they were in the business of probably killing (retaliating against) their white prisoners. Though the new German reinforcements attempted to free their fellow soldiers who had been captured by the brave Anishinabe soldiers, a new large force of Anishinabe soldiers arrived and drove off the new German reinforcements. A total of 977 white casualties occurred at the battle at Bennington, with most being captured then probably killed later on. This battle was fought about 60 miles south of Fort Ticonderoga.

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